Thursday, October 2, 2008


I usually limit my postings on this blog to art and theater, figuring the blogosphere is inundated with political and social issues. But I'm also an activist, and there are other things I'd like to share.

I've been active for a while with Unity in the Community, which is sponsoring a series of community conversations about race. Following is an announcement for the first meeting:

Wed - September 24, 2008. Officials of a small Christian university say a
life-size cardboard reproduction of American's first major party
presidential candidate hung from a tree on the campus -

Can we talk?????????? Join us for the first in a series of community
conversations about race, Monday, October 20, 2008, 7-9pm, Olympia Center.
Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Unity in the Community, a Thurston
County grass-roots organization dedicated to celebration and furtherance of
diversity and opposed to all the dynamics that lead to hate crimes. Though
these conversations are inspired by the historic occasion of America's first
major presidential candidate of color, the effort, like Unity itself, is
non-partisan in every sense.

Join us for honest, respectful, moderated conversations with every corner of
our community as we broach the subject of race together. Diverse and
articulate panelists will highlight the conversations, but all present will
have an opportunity to address the issues we rarely address - though we
sorely need to.

Information #(360) 791-3295

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